Requesting a Proclamation or Memorial

Due to the high demand, Proclamations from the Mayor's office must be requested with 14 days advance notice and can only be issued for the following:

  • A milestone anniversary for a church, pastor or organization (25 years or more)
  • A special cause, such as proclaiming a month or a day to honor a recognized effort
  • A special visitor to our area such as an Ambassador or a public figure
  • Milestone birthdays (90 years or more) and milestone wedding anniversaries (50 years or more) 
  • Community Award programs seeking individual proclamations and requests for proclamations for yearly community events must be requested with at least 30 days notice.  

Requests for a Memorial for display at a funeral home, church or wake are typically only granted for former City employees or local public figures. 

Except in situations where the Mayor has agreed to personally present a Proclamation or a Memorial, you must make arrangements for pick-up. 

Please include the following in your request:

  • Type of milestone event
  • Event information or biographical information for person being honored/recognized 
  • Date proclamation is needed for 
  • If a memorial is requested, the date of the service or funeral
  • Best method of contact 

It is also helpful if you place "Proclamation request" or "Memorial request" in the subject line of your Email.

If you are not able to send a request through email, please call 419.245.1001 and ask for Lucy Frank, Executor of Proclamations. If you are asked to leave a message, please provide as much information as possible so that we can determine if your request can be honored.